DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Chequers Inn, Bulkington. Have resisted rating this for a while because off-form it’s like drinking squash.... milky pint, resolving into a Tizerish orange amber. Oak, apple peel, Burton snatch in the nose. Mild-mannered apple fruitiness with a leafy hop finish, and a touch of liquorice earthiness as it warms. Delicately subtle, temperamental English sessions.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[CASK: The Bank, Manchester 04/04/07]
Mediocre and not very tasty. About as reasonable as they come.
cgarvieuk (19025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber, resiny hop, watery(quenching) resin hoppyness light fruit with a slight touch pf mellow bitterness.
Svesse (7507) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at The Tin Goose, Heathrow Airport, London 29 Apr) Copper colour with creamy white head. Fruity nose with apricots and stifled notes of dusty hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots and traces of dusty hops in a rather unchallenging finish. Nothing wrong with it, just lacking character.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Pulls a copperish colour with a thin creamy head, laces well. Nose is quite hoppy with some biscuity malt. Mouth much the same, some bitterness from the start, some winter fruit, plum, and some citrus as it develops. Quite quenching, but a little heavy after a few.
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light copper with a minimal head. Aroma is herbal and hoppy. Taste is fruity and toffee with a dry bitter finish. Very drinkable and light.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Mudlark, Southwark. Really light aroma. Maybe it’s malt. What can you say? Well balanced hop and malt, but not truly inspirational. Always an acceptable drink, but new brews tend to be more complex and interesting. Pity.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet malt taste with fruit and some agreeable bitterness. Good straightforward quaffer. Better than I thought it would be. Why is the bottled version so poor?
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks great in the glass, a reddish copper that has a small white head. Hints of butterscotch with a little toffee in the aftertaste. Goes down easy. Pretty nice and I like it a whole lot more than the bottled version.
RichardGretton (4525) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Amber/Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is is light, dry and caramel, and the flavour is dry, watery and caramel. Overall a nice dry and caramel beer.